62 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh, Rajnath terms it ‘huge achievement’
Raipur/New Delhi: Sixty-two “hardcore Naxals” surrendered before security forces in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police in the poll-bound state said, a development Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh described as a “huge achievement”.
The home minister said the success of the government’s surrender policy was pushing Naxal cadres to shun the path of violence.
“…I congratulate the State Chief Minister @drramansingh the DGP and the police force for this huge achievement,” he tweeted soon after the surrender.
Polling for the 90-seat Chhattisgarh Assembly is scheduled to be held in two phases – on November 12 for 18 seats and on November 20 for 72 constituencies.
Most of the constituencies in the first phase fall in the state’s Bastar region.